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Poster: Spuzz Date: Apr 23, 2005 4:07pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: "What? Honey? I Can't Hear You!"

"This stupid Harp Music is playing again!!"

I found the whole film hilarious actually. Full of silly scenes.

Did anyone else believe (like I did) that the letter 'John' was reading about the wedding anniversary party came from his wife?

That 'Lazy X' scene was particularily bad.

That 'London' scene was worse. I just knew the London guy would say 'Cheerio!' but did not know he was going to say "capital" as a positive adjective.

FInally, (for now, there's many more) just what was the guy making his call to his love in New Orleans wearing in middle of his chest? Surely, that can't be his belt buckle!!

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Poster: Scott Bot Date: Apr 26, 2005 11:03am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: 'What? Honey? I Can't Hear You!'

The Lazy X front desk reminded me of a really bad kid's show from the fifties. I half expected the cowboy to look at the camera and tell us to get out parents to buy Maypo.

The girl in New Orleans gives the flattest line reading I've ever heard. "Oh, you've made me so happy." Also, that don't look like the Mardi Gras I've seen. Where are the beads and drunks?

If I were in the middle of the woods in New Hampshire or Oregon, I wouldn't want anyone to be able to get in touch with me.

The guy in the White Mountains tells the long distance operator "New Orleans, Louisiana" like he's really trying to impress her.


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Poster: AppleGirl Date: Apr 24, 2005 8:04am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: 'What? Honey? I Can't Hear You!'

Spuzz, I think that WAS his belt buckle! They wore 'em high back then. Hehe. This movie was fun.

My favorite part was the guy in DC, with the Lincoln Memorial RIGHT OUTSIDE his window... and at an odd perspective, too! Notice how long-distance calling was too complicated for the executive to do himself; he had to have his secretary make the call to the Lazy X. Your tax dollars at work.

The music playing behind the New York Metropolis segments was the same tune as the organ music playing in the background of To New Horizons, the 1939 World's Fair General Motors Futurama movie. But a different arrangement, more orchestra.


This post was modified by AppleGirl on 2005-04-24 15:04:48

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Apr 25, 2005 11:16am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: 'What? Honey? I Can't Hear You!'

Man, I need to find out the name of that piece of music!

(I was unable, by the way, to watch this week's movie. Every once in a while, the file formats or the filenames are all horky-hooky and my old iMac gives up the ghost. "...is not a valid MP4 file..." is the usual error message.)

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Poster: AppleGirl Date: Apr 25, 2005 12:43pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Ridetheory

Ridetheory, I'm on an old Mac, too. I have OSX 10.3.8 with Quicktime 6.5.2 and the MPEG4s here consistently play well. I upgraded to Quicktime Pro so I could save my favorite movies to my hard drive. Perhaps you just need to update your Quicktime to 6.5.2? You NEED to see this movie! (Not really, but I wanted to add some excitement to my techy post.)

This post was modified by AppleGirl on 2005-04-25 19:43:08

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Apr 28, 2005 8:41am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Ridetheory

This is an office computer, and we'll be getting OS 10... someday.

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Poster: Spuzz Date: Apr 24, 2005 8:14am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: The belt buckle

But where was his pants??? Look at it again. It looks like he's wearing the belt around his stomach on his shirt.

I guess that's something that was done in the White Mountains...

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Poster: AppleGirl Date: Apr 25, 2005 1:12pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: The belt buckle

Okay, now you've got me intrigued. I did a little Photoshopping on a still frame of the guy on the phone. Indeed, it looks like a giant belt buckle in the middle of his shirt.

However, I took another still from the VERY brief previous scene where the guy is enjoying the scenery of the Great Outdoors. I brightened him up a lot, lowered the contrast, and now I'm thinking...of course! It's a camera hanging around his neck. He's on vacation, complete with plaid shirt and camera.

Do you think so, too? Otherwise, the giant belt buckle in the middle of his shirt is indeed odd!

This post was modified by AppleGirl on 2005-04-25 20:12:01

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Poster: Steve Nordby Date: Apr 25, 2005 9:24pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: The belt buckle

I downloaded the mpeg2 version, and on close inspection, it's not a belt buckle, it's a camera hanging around his neck - black body with shiny chrome edges.

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Poster: Spuzz Date: Apr 26, 2005 6:23am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: The belt buckle

Ahhhhh Thanks everyone.. Now I can sleep better at night :)

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Poster: Scott Bot Date: Apr 26, 2005 11:01pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Capital Film

By the way, Spuzz, this was a capital film. Jolly good choice!

Cheerio!

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Poster: Spuzz Date: Apr 27, 2005 5:28am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Capital Film - Simon is watching!

Please don't pick on the Brits like that, who knows what a bloke like Simon would think.

PS, pass the kippers and scones, laddie.

Simon, btw, when was the last time you used 'Capital' as a positive adjective?